Three Stephens for Keith

THREE STEPHENS FOR KEITH at St Stephen's Church Sat 20 October 2018 from 07:00 pm

A concert of exceptional improvised freeform and jazz rock with spoken word dedicated to Keith Tippett, the pioneering internationally famous freeform pianist raised-in-Bristol. With Stephen Grew on solo piano, poet Steve Day and the Blazing Flame Quintet.

STEPHEN GREW – SOLO PIANO Stephen Grew is an exceptional solo improviser, as well as one of a handful of pianists to have recorded duets with Keith Tippett. This is a rare opportunity to hear the Lancashire based pianist performing in Bristol – “intense solo keyboard extemporisation, often rhythmically dense against a masterful double handed linear narrative” Sandy Brown Jazz What’s New

BLAZING FLAME QUINTET PLUS Steve Day, voice, percussion; Peter Evans, electric violin; Mark Langford, bass clarinet, tenor saxophone; Julian Dale, double bass, voice; Marco Anderson, drums, percussion plus special guest David Mowat, trumpet. This performance will feature two short Keith Tippett compositions never previously played live. Steve Day has written sleeve notes to four of Keith’s key recordings; all of these musicians have worked individually and collectively with Keith Tippett, except Marco Anderson, who has played with Paul Dunmall (which almost counts!) “The blending of the music, vocals, poetry really works... a joy to listen to from beginning to end.” Jazzman Magazine

Note: No one involved in this concert will be taking a fee from ticket sales for this performance. “May music never just become another way of making money.” KT.

full: £12.00  
concession (student OAP benefits): £10.00  


Saint Stephen’s in the heart of Bristol city centre, UK, is the city’s parish church,

creating community, and a home for city spirituality, arts & faith.


Address: St Stephen's Street Bristol BS1 1EQ * Click on the address to launch google maps.